Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration

Biography

Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

RIA Intel
October 29, 2020
Throughout every year, financial advisors win awards and are ranked against one another, mainly by media organizations.
popculture.
September 10, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer have slammed the new GOP coronavirus bill, saying that it is "headed nowhere." According to reports, the as-yet-unveiled bill will not include a provision for the second round of stimulus checks, which many have expressed disapproval over. In a joint statement shared by The Hill, Pelosi and Schumer said, "Senate Republicans appear dead-set on another bill which doesn't come close to addressing the problems and is headed nowhere."
popculture.com
August 24, 2020
Americans are still waiting to see if a second stimulus check package will be approved, but there is reportedly a legal, but "phony issue" that is holding up further stimulus bill negotiations. Republican lawmakers are demanding that the next bill include the Safeguarding America's Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy law, also referred to as the Safe to Work Act, per Yahoo. This would give businesses and schools federal immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits.
Public Citizen
August 10, 2020
MCCONNELL, CORNYN RECEIVED MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION FROM BUSINESS GROUPS LOBBYING FOR IMMUNITY: Business groups pushing for corporate immunity have given more than $1.2 million to the two U.S. Senate Republicans leading the charge to include immunity in any pandemic response legislation. According to a review of Federal Election Commission data by The American Independent, since 2016, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who authored the proposal, has received more than $430,000 from the political action committees of trade associations pushing for immunity. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has received more than $825,000.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Edwards

Campus NewsNovember 5, 2020
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